Jeanette Carr grew up and lived in Rhodesia/ Zimbabwe until 2005. She trained as an artist at St. Martin’s School of Art in London from 1958 to 1961. Back in Africa while raising a family she initially worked as a graphic designer in advertising agencies; then freelanced, taught private art classes and painted; eventually returning full time to be a creative in advertising, and painting when possible.
“I’ve been lucky to live and ‘plein air’ paint landscapes and wildlife in a natural environment with a great climate. I also enjoy portraiture commissions and experimenting with mono-print and collage.”
In Zimbabwe Jeanette exhibited regularly in group shows, and at the National Gallery selected open annuals although access and exposure to international opportunities were difficult for local artists due to prevailing political and economic restrictions. Nevertheless, she has work in private collections worldwide through visiting patrons over the years. And a few through a couple of ‘Paris Salon’ shows, and wildlife art auctions at Christie’s in London as well as Art of Africa.
Since she has lived in UK, Jeanette has shown work in small country galleries, and twice annually with The Worple Group in Wimbledon and Holland Park in London. This year she had asolo in March at “The Lantern Centre”, Raynes Park, (a theatrical and art centre) with fourteen paintings. In April she had work on the annual “Friends of Holland Park” art show, where she has exhibited for a number of years, in the Orangery. In May, as usual, she participated as a member of The Worple Group in their highly successful Spring art show. And now she is preparing work for the Worple November show, “and any other opportunities which come my way.”
“I am enjoying the different stimuli and subjects here, and having ‘culture’ on my doorstep is wonderful.”